Sometimes I don't know how I do it. While dedicating a life to dance is rewarding, it undoubtedly has its challenges. Last week the variety and amount of dance performances I had to prepare for was borderline crazy. I was rehearsing multiple Bellydance, Russian, and Latin numbers with Sahlala International Dance Company to be debuted at Los Angeles shows throughout the weekend. I had a special request to work as a soloist for a wedding in Huntington Beach for which I had to tailor choreography to fit new props and costume selection. AND… the Rhythm and Movement Asian tour with Souhail Kaspar was fast approaching. The work we do is tough and I was preparing hard-hitting choreography and material to be presented in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan! In this moment I’m flying to Asia reflecting, “How in the world did I manage all this?” and also thinking that I should be listening to Souhail's “Rhythm Revolution” CD right now and rehearsing in my seat!
I highly recommend all dancers or anyone looking to improve their craft read on as I share what I’ve learned along the way about staying committed to practice.
Ziva Emtiyaz is an award winning International Dance Artist excited to share her knowledge and life experiences about the big world of dance!